When To Give Up

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tallieb, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. tallieb

    tallieb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Broody Cochin sitting on 11 eggs. There hatch date was December 5th. Yesterday I found one egg kicked out of the nest that had not fully developed. Now I am worried that the rest of the eggs may have not fully developed. They last time I candled them was a week ago and they were doing good. How much longer should I let her sit?
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I would give her at least a couple of more days. The fact that she kicked a dud egg out seems to indicate that she is paying attention.
     
  3. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree give her a few more days.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    When a broody hen kick an egg out, do not put it back under her or she will kick it out again. She knows best! It is a dud egg or a chick that will come out deformed or very weak.
     

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